Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Halloween Help that will go beyond the Holidays.

By Laura Medina

Halloween goes beyond suffocating rubber masks.

For an easier breath so you can party with the party monsters, you can go to  the ­MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutique at the Westfield Topanga Canoga Park, CA is offering up some unique Halloween makeup services to make sure your look will wow party guests and trick-o-treaters alike.

Whether you’re going glam or ghoul,  the MAKE UP FOR EVER makeup artists can do it all. Their unique menu of services range from face painting, to body painting with looks that can be chosen between their list of signature looks or a look you’re your own inspiration – the makeup artists are dedicated to making these bone-chilling looks come to life.  

DIY Halloween/Costume makeup doesn't have to be toxic to be affordable.

It can be relatively heathy as it is cheap, as is the case with Palladio...

Even Ariel would be jealous of this easy and enchanting under the sea style.  To achieve this look:
·         Place fishnet stockings on face
·         Apply Palladio Crushed Metallic Eye Shadow in Blue Moon ($6) and Silk FX Eyeshadow Palette in Garde ($12) over the fishnets to create scales
·         Add a subtle sheen to lips with the Butter Me Up! Sheer Lipbalm in Sweet ($8)
·         Finish off your look with Keratin Complex Sweet Definition Texturizing Sugar Mist ($17) for bombshell beachy waves

Oh dear! This adorable doe is easy to recreate with the following steps:
·         Shadow your forehead and cheeks with the Palladio Matte Shadow Duo in City Lights ($7)
·         Create spots with the Immortal Kajal Cream Eyeliner in Purity ($6)
·         Use the Fifty Fifty Liner ($15) to create thick winged eyeliner and a black nose
·         Highlight and strobe with the I’m Glowing Creamy Stick Luminizer ($8) for a dewy finish
·         Add a neutral lip with the Velvet Matte Lipcolor in Raw Silk ($7)
·         Complete the look with two top knot buns sprayed with Keratin Complex Flex Flow Hairspray ($25) and insert decorative antlers

Sugar skulls are beautiful and haunting, get the look with the following steps:
·         Create a base with white powder or a light foundation
·         Line and fill the entire eye socket with Palladio Immortal Kajal Cream Liner in Royalty ($6) and Crushed Metallic Shadow in Nebula ($6)
·         Detail out fine lines with the Palladio Glam Intense Gel Liner in Black ($9)
·         Vampy lips are a must, so try Dreamy Matte Lipstick in Darling Damask ($7)
·         Complete your look by making killer waves with the Keratin Complex Transformer Interchangeable Styling Rod ($169)

Let the expert makeup artist design on you while you chill and relax...

Book your Halloween appointment and choose from our Halloween looks or create your own

Dramatic beauty makeup
40-60 minute application

Face with light special effects
60-90 minute application

Full face with neck and arm special effects
90-120 minute application

Pricing valid from 9/15-11/1
*Reservation fee redeemable in product. Payment required upon booking.

 Much rather be Cleopatra and have the makeup artists come to you, get GLAMSQUAD.

A makeup artist can arrive at your doorsteps and do Halloween makeup, here's the list.         

Since you're aware that Halloween jump-starts the holiday season and you know what that means, you're going to spend a lot of money.  For those earning living and living in Hollywood, you also have to spend even more time and money when Awards Season hits immediately after New Year's Day, why not invest in this PUR Mineral Transformation Sculpting Eye Shadow and Cheek Palette for both Halloween for outrageous looks then use it again for classic chiseled Hollywood look later down the line for Awards Season.  For mere mortals, you all can continue to use this palette seamlessly for Thanksgiving in a lighter effect and Christmas for a polished, sculptured look.  

Want a Kitty Kat Look? Follow Bare Minerals' guide, using their everyday makeup collection.

Isn't it great to use Bare Minerals' everyday makeup for special Halloween looks and offer tutorials on how to do it?!

For those who are really organic, you can make your own Halloween makeup from scratch...

Sophia Ruan Gushee, author of A-to-Z of D-Toxing: The Ultimate Guide To Reducing Our Toxic Exposures, has created the ultimate recipe for nontoxic DIY face paint that the whole family can have fun making together!

There are many dangerous toxicants found in conventional paints, including lead, nickel, cobalt, and chromium. This recipe is quick, easy, and a great alternative to the common varieties out there:

·         1 ½ tbsp cornstarch
·         ¼ tbsp all purpose flour
·         2 tbsp honey
·         ½ tbsp water
·         Natural food color (seek nontoxic products on Amazon, or use household food items that can act as natural dyes)

1.       Mix the cornstarch and flour in a bowl. Add the honey and water to your mixture. It should create a thick, gluey substance that resembles a paste. If the paint is too thin, add more cornstarch and flour. If too thick, add extra water.

      Divide the mixture into separate bowls, and add your coloring. For example, you can use turmeric for yellow, and paprika for red.

      The paint comes out a bit more thick and gooey than conventional face paints, but the colors come out beautifully and stay on for hours.

While the paint dries well, the honey component makes the paint slightly sticky to the touch. Avoid touching the paint after it is applied.

Since people are jumping on the manicure bandwagon and you need a subtle way to celebrate Halloween at the office, go Candy Corn Manicure, thanks to Lauren B.


1.       Paint one half of the nail in white (Lauren B. Beauty in Hollywood Land) and the other in yellow (Lauren B. Beauty in Coachella Valley Sun).
2.       Apply nail art stickers (hole reinforcers cut in half). Apply two on each nail as shown below.
3.       Working with one nail at a time, paint the area inside the stickers with orange nail polish (Lauren B. Beauty in The OC).
4.       Carefully remove the stickers.
5.       Repeat on all other nails. Allow 5 minutes for your nail design to dry and finish it with a coat of a top coat (Lauren B. Gel-like Top Coat).

Now, that you're all done up, where to party and celebrate?

The Lincoln in Venice has a good sense of humor and know how to twist pop culture.

For this Halloween weekend, from Friday the 28th to Halloween, they're offering
Silent Scream!—The Lincoln’s cinematic take on Halloween features silent showings of classic and obscure horror films all Halloween weekend.

On the heels of Halloween, The Lincoln makes a play on words and pop culture.  This is their twist on Day of the Dead, celebrating the Grateful Dead on November 1st.

By the way, The Lincoln doesn't have a kitchen.  They're okay with you bringing party.  Shoot, you can throw an impromptu together there.

You can bring...

Sweet E's Halloween cake pops and of course, cupcakes, for easy, quick, last-minute treats.

Here you go, Halloween easy-pleasy.

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